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Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, a leading provider of community dental services in the South West, is to be the new community provider of these services on the Island from next month.

After a tender process run by NHS England, Somerset Partnership won the bid to provide community dental services but that will be the only thing to change on 1st April 2015. All staff currently providing these services are transferring to Somerset Partnership and all clinics will be in the same location next month as they are currently.

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Andre Frullo, Somerset Partnership’s Director of Human Resources, said:

“We are delighted to be providing community dental services to the Isle of Wight. We are proud of the community dental services we provide in the South West and we are pleased to welcome the staff currently providing this service, into our Trust. They have been working hard with us to make sure we provide a seamless service from day one.

“We are also working hard with Isle of Wight NHS Trust to ensure there is a smooth transfer and no disruption for patients.”

Natalie Jones, Dental Contract Manager, NHS England said:

“NHS England is pleased that Somerset Partnership will continue to deliver high quality dental and orthodontic services to patients previously seen by Isle of Wight NHS Trust, and that this change in provider has been managed to ensure as little change to patient care as possible.”

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